3 bedroom detached house for sale

Alma House, Ecclesgreig Road, St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire, DD10

Offers Over £515,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Home Report value - 550,000
  • 2 reception rooms
  • 3 bedrooms, dressing room/childs bedroom
  • Study/additional bedroom
  • Dining kitchen
  • Enclosed gardens
  • Possible development potential
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An imposing Victorian house with flexible accommodation and an extensive garden, in the coastal village of St Cyrus

Location

Alma House is situated in the popular coastal village of St Cyrus, which itself is set above a dramatic cliff with the coastline and renowned sandy beach at its foot. This part of the coastline comprises sandy bays and red sandstone cliffs. As well as St Cyrus, other popular beaches are found at Lunan Bay and Montrose. Johnshaven is a small fishing village just north of St Cyrus, from where sea fishing is available. Both St Cyrus Beach and Montrose Basin are Nature Reserves. There are lovely walks, both on the beach and in nearby woods.

Away from the coast the range of outdoor pursuits is impressive. Fishing can be taken on the nearby North and South Esks. Golf courses are found at Montrose, Stonehaven and Edzell, whilst the championship course at Carnoustie is within easy driving distance. There is a trout fishery at Mill of Criggie near St Cyrus.

St Cyrus has a primary school, together with a post office, hotel and general store. A more extensive range of shopping, business and leisure facilities is found in Montrose and Laurencekirk. Secondary education is available in Montrose, or at the Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk or the Mackie Academy in Stonehaven. Lathallan (7 miles) is a well known private school.

The A90 provides fast access to Aberdeen as well as to Dundee and the south. The A92 coast road links Stonehaven to Dundee via Montrose and Arbroath. Both Aberdeen and Dundee provide all the services expected of major cities. Aberdeen Airport has a range of domestic and European flights, and there are direct services from Dundee Airport to London Stansted and Amsterdam. Both Montrose and Laurencekirk are on the main east coast railway line, and there is a sleeper service to the south, as well as regular services to Aberdeen.

Description

Alma House is a most attractive house, set within its own gardens and grounds, in the village of St Cyrus. Dating from 1865, or possibly earlier, this fine house was extended to the rear in the early 1900s. The house looks out over its own gardens, which are sheltered by trees, providing privacy. It is a stone built house with a slate roof, and still retains much of its period features and character.

The house was originally called Alma Lodge and was named after the Battle of Alma, which in 1854 was the first battle in the Crimean War. It is believed that the property was gifted by a local laird to his daughter, for her forthcoming marriage, but that her fiancé was tragically killed at the battle. At some stage the name was changed to Greywalls, despite being built of red sandstone, but the name later reverted to Alma House.

It is a house that has benefitted from considerable and sympathetic improvements in recent years. Since 2001 it has been substantially rewired and re-plumbed. In 2013 the shower room was refurbished, with the bathroom being redone in 2007. In about 2010 oak hardwood floors were fitted downstairs and the boiler was replaced, whilst as recently as 2013 the kitchen was refurbished. In 2016, new radiators and pipework for the central heating were installed, and the sitting room, study and bedroom 1 have been redecorated. As such it is a lovely family house, with well proportioned and elegant reception rooms which are ideal for entertaining, whilst retaining so much of its original character with panelled doors, cornicings and high level skirtings.

Stone gate piers, with a gate and wrought iron railings, open onto a gravelled drive which leads up to a parking and turning area at the front door. This opens to an entrance vestibule with cornice, oak flooring and an inner partially glazed door with engraved glass. The elegant hallway has a cornice, oak flooring and a staircase to the first floor. The drawing room is a fine and well proportioned room with a cornice, picture rail, open fireplace with a wooden mantel, high level skirting, a shelved press, oak flooring and a bay window, with window shutters, overlooking the garden. Opposite is the study, presently used as a playroom, which has a cornice, picture rail, cast iron fireplace, shelves and oak flooring. This has previously been used as a bedroom.

Also off the hallway is the cloakroom. This has an understair coat hanging area and a door through to the separate WC with a cornice, dado rail, window shutters, oak flooring and pedestal washbasin. The sitting room is another fine reception room with a cornice, picture rail, open cast iron fireplace with a painted mantel, and a bay window with window shutters, overlooking the garden. This was previously used as a dining room and a door links through to the dining kitchen. The fitted kitchen has bespoke iroko wooden units with a Redfyre double oven cooker, with two induction hobs and extractor with tiled surround and wooden mantel, a porcelain sink, together with a central island unit with a Gorenje four ring induction hob. The dining area has wooden panelling to dado level and a corner fireplace with a wooden mantel. In addition there are three wall lights and a tiled floor. Off the kitchen is the pantry which has a door through to the hallway. This too has a tiled floor, together with wooden units and display and storage cupboards, a small sink and is plumbed and vented for a dishwasher, dryer and washing machine and has space for an under counter fridge or freezer. Also off the kitchen is a rear lobby with shelves and coat hooks and a back door to the garden.

An elegant staircase with cast iron banisters and wooden handrail leads up to the first floor landing. This is lit by a large double glazed skylight, and has a hatch with an attic ladder to a partially floored roof space. There is a useful walk in hanging and shelved linen cupboard housing a hot water tank. Bedroom 1 has a cornice, window shutters, a walk in hanging and shelved cupboard and a door to the shower room which interlinks with the master bedroom. The master bedroom has a cornice, window shutters, cast iron fireplace with a wooden mantel, overmantel and tiled surround, oak flooring, under window shelves and a door through to the interlinking shower room. This has a corner shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, WC and window shutters. The bathroom has a period roll top bath, corner shower cubicle, pedestal washbasin, WC, together with a cornice, timber panelling to dado level and wooden flooring. Bedroom 3 has picture and dado rails and a door through to a dressing room/child's bedroom with a picture rail and fitted hanging cupboard. It may be possible to use this as a fourth bedroom by creating a rear landing through part of bedroom 3.

The expansive garden is enclosed on two sides by trees which, together with shrubs, afford privacy and shelter. It mainly comprises lawns with flower and shrub borders. There is a paved patio area with steps down to the main garden, at the bottom of which is a pond and a small burn, with a wooded bank beyond. A wooden summer house overlooks the pond.

Off the drive is a useful wooden garage/workshop/store with a concrete floor and 3 phase electricity supply. To the side of the house is a range of stone built outbuildings including a store and two store rooms, one with a door through to the fuel store which houses the oil tank and a coal/log bunker. Attached to the house is a further store.

Square Footage: 2,909 sq ft
Acreage: 1.3 Acres

Directions

If coming from the north and Stonehaven take the A92 south, through Inverbervie, to St Cyrus. In St Cyrus, opposite the church, turn right onto Ecclesgreig Road and the entrance into Alma House will be seen immediately on the right.

If coming from the south take the A92 from Montrose to St Cyrus. In St Cyrus, opposite the church, turn left onto Ecclesgreig Road and proceed as above.

Alternatively from the A90 take the B9120 at Laurencekirk, signposted to St Cyrus. Proceed over the Hill of Garvock and turn right at the coast road, A92, north of St Cyrus, and proceed as above.


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18 November 2016

Nearest stations

  • Laurencekirk (4.6 mi)
  • Montrose (4.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Laurencekirk (4.6 mi)
  • Montrose (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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